7 Weird U.S. Dog Laws You Never Knew Existed

March 24, 2019

We simply love our furry canine friends. We love them unconditionally, just like they love us.

We love them even when they are being annoying, when they bark all the time, when they are simply being weird and even when they are acting stupid.

But what about us humans? What about our weird actions, laws and our own stupidity?

Dogs don’t really care, we are sure, but nonetheless let’s go through some of the weirdest laws regarding our canine friends made by us, silly humans.

Here we’ve compiled a list of 7 craziest and strangest U.S. dog laws. Enjoy!

1. The Barking After 6pm Restriction

Yes, In Little Rock, Arkansas, “dogs are not allowed to bark after 6 PM.”

Any dog owner knows that excessive barking can turn into a serious problem, but can we really teach our pooches to tell time and ask them politely not to bark during a specific time of day? This is pretty much like asking humans not to drink on a Friday night. It’s downright insane.

2. Reading Dogs

This is true, we swear! “In Denver, Colorado, the dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting (for three consecutive days) a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road through said park to make sure dogs don’t miss the notice.”

If you can teach a dog how to tell time, reading shouldn’t be too much of a hustle.

3. Uneducated Dogs

While we’re in this area… In Hartford, Connecticut, “you aren’t allowed to educate dogs.”

That is all. Whatever that means.

4. Dog Roofus

In Anchorage, Alaska, “you cannot tie your pet dog to the roof of a car.”

We would really like to know why and how exactly this strange law came to its ridiculous existence. We do know one thing, though – someone in Anchorage decided to tie his pooch to the roof of his/her car.

5. Single Malteser

In Chicago, Illinois, “it’s illegal to give a dog whiskey.”

I guess solo drinkers in Chicago can’t play the “I drink with my dog” card. Sad.

6. Smelly Dog, Smelllly Dog, What Are They Feeding You?

In Galesburg, Illinois, “no person may keep a smelly dog.”

Nothing about smelly cats? That’s just plain racism.

7. Timeless Rivals

In Barber, North Carolina, “Fights between cats and dogs are not allowed.”

Does this mean that the idiom fighting like cats and dogs will soon become obsolete there? Raining cats and dogs is safe, though. For now.

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